Rumours were rife that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has decided to include a romantic dream sequence between Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in his next magnum opus, Padmavati, keeping in mind the couple’s immense popularity both onscreen and offscreen.
Turns out there was no truth to these rumours as Bhansali does not want to tamper with the historical facts. A source exclusively revealed to us:
Ranveer and Deepika are not romantically paired opposite each other in the film. There is no romantic song or scene between them in the narrative of the film, even as a dream sequence. In fact, there is no interaction between Alauddin Khilji and Padmavati. This is written history and history cannot be tampered with. Rani Padmavati was a honorable woman, revered even today. Women at that time wore a ‘ghoonghat‘ to cover their head and face. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, as a filmmaker, has always been sensitive towards people’s sentiments and has treated the subject with utmost respect.
Oh well, the news is bound to disappoint a lot of #DeepVeer shippers. Altering historical facts has put the reputed filmmaker in a soup before also, and we are sure Bhansali does not want to tread that path again.
I guess we will have to watch re-runs of Bajirao Mastani until their next venture together.
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